Join talented tellers from throughout the tri-state area for a celebration of the oral tradition. Participate in a Story Slam on the theme “Chicken!” at noon. Contestants will be chosen at random to recount a 5-minute or less personal tale. A continuous rotation of tellers will perform throughout the farm from 1 to 5 p.m., followed by the festival’s signature close, the Lightning Round, in which tellers will tell two-minute tales in quick succession, from 5 to 6 p.m. Pre-registration required for morning workshop on personal storytelling. Food items will also be available for purchase. Festival will be held rain or shine. For info: www.njstorynet.org or www.howellfarm.org.